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VIDEO: CT-derived FFR shows promise in suspected ACS, warrants further investigation

May 28, 2016

CHICAGO — Maros Ferencik, MD, PhD, of the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, offers investigator insight on non-invasive fractional flow reserve measurements in patients with symptoms suggestive of ACS from the ROMICAT II trial, comparing early coronary CT angiography as part of initial ED evaluation vs. standard evaluation.

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Percutaneous mitral valve implantation effective in patients with failed mitral bioprosthesis

May 27, 2016
Researchers conducted a retrospective study of 48 patients who underwent percutaneous transfemoral antegrade transseptal implantation of the Sapien, Sapien XT or Sapien…
In the Journals

Preoperative anemia increases mortality risk after surgery for CLI

May 27, 2016
Patients with critical limb ischemia are at greater immediate- and long-term risk for death after surgery if they have anemia before undergoing treatment, according to…
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Flu vaccination may reduce dementia risk in patients with HF

May 27, 2016
Patients with HF who receive the influenza vaccination have a 35% reduced risk for dementia, according to new data presented at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World…

Disputed meta-analysis finds low sodium intake may increase CV risk, mortality

May 27, 2016
A low-sodium diet may increase the risk for CV events and mortality in adults with and without hypertension, researchers reported in The Lancet.The systematic review…
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